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FOOD SOURCES: From France to Midwest, creating food culture

Our region is flush with great food. From the Fond du Lac Band's indigenous gardeners to Mahtowa beekeepers, Wrenshall sustainable farmers, Carlton shiitake mushroom growers, Esko picklers, Moose Lake brewers, and Cromwell orchardists - the "grow, shop and eat local region" is prospering here. Meet our food lovers and enjoy the favorite dishes they actually cook and eat at home.

Meet Francois Medion

Growing up in a farm family north of the Bordeaux region in southwest France - where wine and cognac are produced - left a lifelong imprint on Francois Medion. He spent his first year in the U.S. w...